Carmelo Anthony Comments on Phil Jackson, Potential Trade Request

October 5th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
There is a faction of basketball fans and media who believe the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony are destined for an acrimonious divorce. Do not count Anthony among those people.

The All-Star forward responded with a resounding "hell no" when asked Monday if he'd consider asking for a trade out of New York, per Ian Begley of ESPN New York. Al Iannazzone of Newsday also noted Anthony said he has "bought into Phil's vision." He went on to say the narrative that he angled for a trade following the Knicks' selection of Kristaps Porzingis in June "bothered him" this summer.

Porzingis is a 20-year-old Latvian import whom many see as being two or three years away from emerging as an elite contributor. His career trajectory would therefore run in direct contrast to Anthony, who will turn 32 in May and is coming off the most serious injury of his career. He missed 42 games last season due to a knee injury and was only fully cleared for full contact last month.

“I think the further I get along, the better it will be," Anthony recently said, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. “Though I’m cleared to play and had no setbacks, ...

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